Short time energy givers are overrated?

Frank

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Do you guys agree? I'm thinking of substances like:

-NADH
-D-ribose
-Co Q10
-L-carnitine
-...

These things are very expensive and seem to be very short term help (if any). I think the best investment as non-lasting energy giver is Hydroxycobolamin (B12) injected intramuscular or maybe sublingual tablets. Anyway i'm not gonna use any of the list no more.
 

Jody

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S5,

I haven't used any of the list but I have used B12 and I'd like to use it forever.

My naturopath was planning on giving me the shots but after the first one, I was teetering on the edge of a bad flare of tendinitis (arms and shoulders are very vulnerable to it) so we couldn't proceed. Take the tablets, though, under the tongue.
 
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I have used them all for long periods of time....I have to agree that all seem to be a waste of $$, except the CoQ10. I am all for any quality anti Oxidants even if I see no results because of the overload of Lipid peroxides we have. I really don't want to get Cancer after all these years trying to put this monster down.

Also, who knows about the B12. I have been taking IM B12 for years with no immediate discernible difference when I take it...but maybe it is helping and I just cannot pin it to that. And as we all know, testing B12 levels in the blood is a waste of time. But, the D-Ribose and especially the NADH are out for me since they are so expensive and seem to have little to no effect. L-Carnitine is cheap, so why not give it a go.

It's seems impossible to get a one size fits all as far as treatment for CFS. But, we can try what has worked for others and see what we get.
 

Tony

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I used to get a nice boost with CoQ10 when I took it with the B12 injections. But it didn't last. I was taking 200mg and it was good for several weeks. I still take it but at 100mg nowadays.
I've tried adding 200mg per day but it does nothing at all.
 

Frickly

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D-Ribose

Do you guys agree? I'm thinking of substances like:

-NADH
-D-ribose
-Co Q10
-L-carnitine
-...

These things are very expensive and seem to be very short term help (if any). I think the best investment as non-lasting energy giver is Hydroxycobolamin (B12) injected intramuscular or maybe sublingual tablets. Anyway i'm not gonna use any of the list no more.
These are very expensive. I take D-ribose Co Q10 and L carnitine. D-ribose is the only one I take for short term help with energy. I always take it before I make dinner so that I have enough energy to stand. I think if your energy level is low enough you will try anything. However, I have recently stopped taking it because it is so expensive and I have been feeling good enough to drop it.